Comcast and Skype to bring new HD video calling


Comcast Corporation and Skype announced that the
companies have entered into a strategic partnership that will enable Comcast
customers to communicate with family and friends through HD video calling on
their television.



They will soon be able to make and receive Skype video
calls from their television, whether their friends and family use Skype on
their home TVs, PCs, compatible smartphones or tablets.



Through this arrangement, Comcast
customers will be able to experience widescreen HD video calling that is immersive
and natural. With Skype, they can share in the excitement of a big game, a
birthday party or holiday, a bedtime story, or a casual conversation with loved
ones, and have the ability to communicate with hundreds of millions of Skype
users across the globe.



As real-time video communication becomes a more integral
part of the way people connect, Skype and Comcast
will bring a simple, affordable, high-quality video calling experience to millions
of homes.



Our unique relationship with Skype not only will change
how our customers interact with their TV, but also will create new and
meaningful ways to bring our customers closer to the people they care about.TV
has evolved into a social experience, and Comcast and Skype will be delivering
a product that personalizes the TV experience even more, and brings friends and
family together through the biggest screen in their homes,” said Neil Smit,
president, Comcast Cable.



We are pleased to announce this partnership with
Comcast. By combining Comcast’s broad living room reach with Skype’s innovative
communications platform and worldwide community of users, we can bring video
calling into the heart of the home allowing people to share life’s experiences
both big and small,” said Tony Bates, CEO, Skype.



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